Challenges, Policies, Environment, & Protection of the Arctic Region — for the United States and the World [12.16.18]

Guests:

  • Guest 1: Robert A.K. Doehl, Colonel (Retired), Deputy Commissioner, Alaska Department of Military & Veterans’ Affairs, Alaska National Guard
  • Guest 2: “Special Guest” Joel Coulter, President, Mobile Sciences Consortium
Segment 1Joel Coulter Segment 2Robert A.K. Doehl
Segment 3Robert A.K. Doehl Segment 4Joel Coulter

Program Summary:

The world-wide EmeraldPlanet International Foundation movement is linking millions of professionals and citizens around the globe through a practical community-by-community identification, evaluation, broadcasting, and promotions weekly television program and selected The Emerald Mini-Treks.

EmeraldPlanet International Foundation has continually expanded its outreach and service to all sectors of countries and local communities. It is actively identifying the “best of the best” technologies, services, products, and processes. This is the “high touch” portions of the EmeraldPlanet global movement featuring the “high technologies” through The Emerald Mini-Treks, while creating The Emerald Mall to match those inventing, creating, experimenting with, and manufacturing needed technologies. with those individuals and communities needing such technologies, services, products, and processes for sustainable, resilient, and adaptive living in closer harmony with natural surroundings..

WELCOME to join in this world-wide movement by watching The EmeraldPlanet TV programs, participating in planning for and joining in various The Emerald Mini-Treks, and linking your “best practices” to those in need on The Emerald Mall. MANY BEST WISHES as together we create The EmeraldPlanet…Dr. Sam Hancock

Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’: Robert A.K. Doehl, Colonel (Retired), Deputy Commissioner, Alaska Department of Military & Veterans’ Affairs, Alaska National Guard, (By Telephone)*, Theme: “Alaska & the U.S. Arctic Region: What Happens in Alaska & The Arctic Does Not Stay Here — Direct & Indirect Impacts on the Lower-48”
  • Segment ‘2’: Robert A.K. Doehl, Colonel (Retired), Deputy Commissioner, Alaska Department of Military & Veterans’ Affairs, Alaska National Guard, (By Telephone)*,Theme: “Alaska: Vast Region in the Arctic with Minimal Development Facing Great Changes – Economically, Environmentally, and Culturally”
  • Segment ‘3’:  Robert A.K. Doehl, Colonel (Retired), Deputy Commissioner, Alaska Department of Military & Veterans’ Affairs, Alaska National Guard, (By Telephone)*, Theme: “In the Arctic, ‘We Don’t Know what We Don’t Know! Need for Research and Infrastructure to Support Understanding the Arctic”
  • Segment ‘4’: Robert A.K. Doehl, Colonel (Retired), Deputy Commissioner, Alaska Department of Military & Veterans’ Affairs, Alaska National Guard, (By Telephone)*, Theme: “Global Climate Change, The Arctic Zone, Future of Alaska and the U.S. Arctic Region, Arctic Zone Challenges & Promise”

Program Overview:

The 4,400 Alaskans serving in the State of Alaska Department of Military and Veterans’ Affairs (DMVA) and its Alaska National Guard provide: 1) Military forces to accomplish military missions in the State or around the world; 2) Homeland security and defense; 3) Emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and environmental mitigation as needed; 4) Veterans services; and 5) Youth military style training and education. The men and women of the DMVA work together to fulfill every aspect of this mission, from deployments overseas to protect our nation and response to catastrophic natural disasters as well as preparation beforehand to mitigate such effects, to assisting veterans during their greatest times of need and mentoring the next generation of leaders at the Alaska Military Youth Academy.

Specific examples of what the DMVA and its Alaska National Guard does include, but not limited to: 1) Providing statewide specialized search and rescue forces in the Alaska Air National Guard; 2) Assisting villages with training and obtaining support for projects to make these more resilient; 3) Creating small detachments across remote villages to provide firsthand accounts of conditions and respond in the event of a local disaster; 4) Training all youth who go through the Alaska Military Youth Academy on how to be part of a team responding to disaster; and 5) In the event of a mishap, administering a state emergency operations center to coordinate support of first responders addressing human needs and mitigating environmental harm.

A successful team begins with establishing a shared vision and common efforts, supported by core values. The DMVA vision outlines four major common lines of effort across the entire Department. Through constant collaboration internally and with external partners, DMVA 1) Implementing a viable Arctic strategy, 2) Increasing emergency management capacity, and 3) Expanding engagement with Alaskan communities, all the while 4) Achieving federal mission assurance. The organization strives for success in ongoing missions in support of the active component and being ready to go to war; doing all we can within the federal Departments of Defense (DOD) and Homeland Security (DHS) to promote 1) – 3) above.

Joel Coulter, President, Mobile Services Consortium is a Business Development Executive. He has worked with startup Executive-Technical Leaders to launch mobile, collaborative, and cyber Robotics/IoT situational awareness innovations. Such are in response to diverse clients forward deployment of security, C5ISR, and “Off Grid” Energy.

Other focuses include, but not limited to: In-Transit Visibility, Real Time Group Data Service, and Decision Support requirements. Such organizational development is to achieve the Government’s Cyber Supply Chain Security goals while advancing a secure dynamic scalable collaboration enterprise. Such an enterprise enables customers to incorporate new remote sensing and robotic innovations that assess, and successfully address safety, security, surveillance, logistics, and supply capability gaps.


Thank You Production Crew and Program Team for your commitment, dedication, and goodwill as we continue to expand our “best practices” solutions identification and reporting in our second decade. We would like to acknowledge that equipment and facilities are provided by Fairfax Public Access, Fairfax, Virginia. We thank our many viewers, supporters, and the general public for weekly feedback, ideas, and suggestions as together we create The EmeraldPlanet….Dr. Sam Hancock, Creator & Host, The EmeraldPlanet TV

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